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Team GB inspire the next generation of Olympians

Video report from ITV Anglia's Russell Hookey

As Team GB celebrates its most successful Olympic games in over a hundred years - winning 67 medals, including 27 gold - our athletes have inspired the next generation of sports stars.

Clubs and academies across the region are reporting a huge surge in membership enquires on the back of our performance in Rio, with young people determined to push themselves to the limit to become the medal winners of the future.

The next generation of gymnasts hope to emulate the success of Max Whitlock and Louis Smith. Credit: PA

"I remember in the Olympics Games of the 1980s being inspired by these incredible nations - the Soviet Union, China - doing amazing things that were almost beyond belief.

We've got a stage now where the juniors in gymnastics, athletics and other sports are aiming to go to an Olympic Games to actually beat these guys and win medals. It's quite an incredible transformation."

– Paul Hall, Head Coach, Huntingdon Gymastics Club


Sailor Giles Scott ready to celebrate Olympic gold

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Donovan Blake

Cambridgeshire sailor Giles Scott is about to realise his long-held dream of becoming a gold medallist.

The 29-year-old from Huntingdon will be presented with his medal shortly, following a runaway victory in the Finn class in Rio.

His proud family and friends back at Grafham Water sailing club will be watching and hoping Giles can inspire a fresh generation of young sailors in the region.


Police investigate alleged hate notes directed at Polish community

Police are investigating the alleged delivery of hate leaflets to Polish people Credit: PA Images

Police in Cambridgeshire are investigating suspected post-referendum racism after abusive notes were allegedly posted through letterboxes of Polish people.

Some Poles living in Huntingdon apparently received laminated cards reading 'Leave the EU - no more Polish Vermin.'

Inspector Nick Percival said the police were "aware" of the incident and were investigating.

He urged anyone with information about the source of the notes to contact the police.

The area voted by 54 per cent to 46 in favour of quitting the European Union.

Two jailed for violent attack on birthday party guests

Zane Harrison and Danny Armstrong. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police.

Two men who violently attacked a group as they celebrated a baby's first birthday have been jailed.

Zane Harrison, 21, and Danny Armstrong, 24, both pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm and were given prison sentences of four years eight months and three years respectively.

The four victims had been at a first birthday party at Great Northern Street in Huntingdon in August last year when they went outside for a cigarette.

Harrison, of Dunnock Way, St Ives, and Armstrong, of Bernard Road, Brampton, approached them and launched an unprovoked attack with a wooden bat.

The men were left injuries including fractures to the eye socket and jaw.

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